Why is a needed here?
Vocative case; used when addressing someone/thing. also causes lenition, and slenderising (changes/adds an "i" as last vowel) of masculine names.
Could someone write mhàthair phonetically please? I'm struggling to pronounce it
More like "vaa-ha(r)"; à is a long vowel. Realistically, though, IPA is the way to go. It's a little bit of an investment, but removes a lot of ambiguity. ['va:həɹ]
Wait, so is the audio pronunciation wrong? No "th" at the end?
I hear: VA-heth
I hear the final 'r' as a voiced English 'th', as the 'th' in 'they'... Not necessarily as a rolled 'r'. Am i 'mishearing' it?
I hear it as kinda between a voiced and voiceless "th"
Halo, a bhrathair.
That's what i hear too.
Ana is there anywhere in the course that teaches us spelling pronunciation on the phone or is it in the website only?
What's the defference between mathair and mhathair?